Children love to use local playgrounds for recreation during the summer, but on extremely hot days the equipment can get hot enough to burn them.
The kids need adequate ways to cool down during summer days like we’ve seen this year. Parents in Scotch Plains are saying there isn’t enough shade at a park that opened up there last year.
CBS New York reported that more than 60 parents signed a letter to Scotch Plains mayor Kevin Glover claiming that the lack of shade at Ponderosa Farm Park creates a dangerous environment for their families. The surface of the playground was measured at 170.9 degrees by laser.
So the heat is on. But there are ways to beat it.